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Leviticus 22:16

16 by allowing them to eat the sacred offerings and so bring upon them guilt requiring payment. I am the LORD, who makes them holy.’ ”

Read Leviticus 22:16 Using Other Translations

Or suffer them to bear the iniquity of trespass, when they eat their holy things: for I the LORD do sanctify them.
and so cause them to bear iniquity and guilt, by eating their holy things: for I am the LORD who sanctifies them."
by allowing unauthorized people to eat them. This would bring guilt upon them and require them to pay compensation. I am the LORD who makes them holy.”

What does Leviticus 22:16 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Leviticus 22:16

Or suffer them to bear the iniquity of trespass
The punishment of sin: either the strangers, when they eat their holy things;
the holy things belonging to the priests, which they permitting them to do, suffer them to be liable to the punishment incurred thereby, or else the priests themselves; so the Septuagint version renders the word "themselves"; and in like manner Jarchi interprets it; and then the sense may be, according to the Targums of Jonathan and Onkelos, that the priests shall bear the punishment of their sins,

``when they shall eat the holy things in uncleanness,''
which is what is forbidden them in the former part of the chapter; but this seems to be too remote; rather the former sense is best: for I the Lord do sanctify them;
both the priests, to whom the holy things belong, and the holy things for their use, and the use of their families, and them only.
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